Newsmakers

- Summer Bragg , of Augusta, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

- Katherine Clark Boutwell , of Augusta, has been named a presidential scholar for the spring 2009 semester at the University of Georgia, Athens.

- Louis Svehla , the public information director for Richmond County School System, has been awarded the 2009-2010 Georgia School Nutrition Association Media Award.

- Lindsay Ridlon , an Augusta native, has been chosen to participate in the Georgia Governor's Intern Program for fall 2009. Lindsay will be working as an intern for the Office of the First Lady.

- The following students have earned SUMMA awards at Aquinas High School. The award recognizes the top 10 students in each class based on their cumulative grade point average:

Kateri Sheppard, Daniel Williams, Sarah Peeler, Carrie Stewart, Matthew Lint, Kayla Parel and Zach Ross .

Also, Cullen Toole, Connor Lacey, David Mysona, Mary Ellen Fain, Stacia Fritz, Mary Ziemba and Katelyn Kessinger .

Also, Holley Avrett, Jamie O'Meara, CJ Krug, Patrick Conner, Sarah Ellison, Elizabeth McIntyre, Matt Ross and Luke Joseph .

Also, Daniel Jackson, Alysse Edwards, Stephen Lint, Wilson Gambill, Matt Moses, Dylan Douglas, Catherine Grady and Lauren McKinney .

The following military announcements have been made:

- Caleb T. Holt , son of Dale L. and Teri B. Holt, of Blythe, has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

- Shauna Kruwel , a 2000 graduate of Aquinas High School and daughter of Elaine Metzger, of Augusta, has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

- Air Force Airman Chasity J. Wells , a 2008 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and daughter of Bernadette Whitehead, of Augusta, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.


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